What could be a better way to beat the Sunday blues than heading over to Polish Hill for its annual arts festival? Started in 2008, the festival features crafters, food trucks, and live music.
There will be over 30 vendors present, and these aren’t your rinky-dink, run of the mill crafts. Polish Hill Arts Festival posted “previews” of the some vendors, and they are selling truly unique and beautiful art (including the previously featured John the Craftist). From wall art to silver jewelry, the festival offers a wide range of vendors–there’s something for everyone.
The event appeals to all ages,… Read the rest
Knit the Bridge has been hard at work prepping to yarn bomb the Andy Warhol Bridge starting August 10th until September 8th. According to their website, “Knit the Bridge is a vision for a grassroots, community-led arts project that would bring the many diverse communities of Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania together to create a large-scale, aesthetically stunning, fiberarts installation on a bridge in downtown Pittsburgh.”
As of right now, Pittsburgh neighborhoods are at 80% participation and Allegheny County’s municipalities are at 82%. KTB wants 100% participation in both of these categories and needs your help to do so! Do you… Read the rest
Tonight at 6:30pm, a whole bunch of organizations (see the list below) will be hosting a Mayoral Candidates Forum at the August Wilson Center.
The forum is called “2013 Mayoral Forum for Young Professionals” but I am sure it will be open to anyone that wants to attend (and in Pittsburgh young is a relative term). The forum is free to attend but you must register online here.
Facebook Event Link – https://www.facebook.com/events/512067268859507/
PUMP, the Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh, the New Pittsburgh Collaborative, Leadership Pittsburgh, and the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership are co-hosting a Mayoral Candidate Forum… Read the rest
Have you been doing some spring cleaning? To you have some items that need a new home?
If you are in the Oakmont area – the Oakmont Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2nd Annual Recycle Rama Event on Saturday April 27, 2013.
Second Annual Recycle Rama Event
Saturday April 27th, 2013 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Riverview High School Parking Lot
Electronics-All items will be collected for Free by Guardian Storage Solutions
Cell Phones-Working or Broken. They will be recycled through Cell Phones for Soldiers Program
Appliances-Must be FREON Free
Plastic Grocery Bags
Mobile Shredding Site-$3.00… Read the rest
Back in March, a group of Pittsburgh bloggers organized a March Madness bracket challenge – we all agreed that each blog would write a post about the winning bloggers favorite nonprofit organization.
Kate Stoltzfus (aka the brains behind the blog Yinzpiration) had the winning bracket and her nonprofit of choice is PULSE. I am more than happy to write about PULSE as I think this is one nonprofit that has been quietly making a big impact on some Pittsburgh neighborhoods and is well positioned to continue to do more for the city.
PULSE stands for Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience. … Read the rest